HDFC’s Darshan Jaitpal continues his purple patch in T20 masters cup and scores a match winning 61 runs to help his team secure the semi final berth.
T20 MASTERS CUP (YELLOW) CRICKET TOURNAMENT 2019-20, 4th January 2020 : The quarter final match between HDFC bank and SBI Life Insurance was played at ELF Vengsarkar Oval Ground, on 5th January’20. SBI won the toss and elected to bowl first.The match was organized by Oneworld of sports.
HDFC openers failed to make a mark but no.3 batsman Darshan Jaitpal continued his purple patch bludgeoning the bowlers right from the start and scored a fierce 61 runs off 43 balls hitting 9 fours. Middle order batsman Nishit Dhulap (46 off 23), a seasoned campaigner also put the finishing touches along with young turk Siddhant T(36 off 20) to thrust the total to 186 runs in 20 overs losing 5 wickets. SBI bowlers Ganesh Partole and Jinesh Bothra picked up couple of wickets. Sandeep shinde went for 62 runs in 5 overs taking only 1 wicket.
Chasing a big target, SBI needed strong partnerships but the team lacked those and adding to that, the bowling assenal of HDFC was at the top of the game on that day. No.4 Darshan Shetya played very well and piled up an unbeaten innings of 46 runs off 35 balls. Except him, no other batsmen really put up a great show. They were able to score 141 runs in 20 overs losing 8 wickets. HDFC’s Ninad Kadam, the veteran left arm spinner of HDFC picked up a triplet. All the bowlers performed well on a pretty flat deck. A complete performance by both and ball propelled them comprehensively to the semi finals.
Result – HDFC BANK won the mass by 46 runs.